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Online Perinatal Practice 2021

Course Date

Start: 1st January 2021
End: 31st December 2021

Course Location

Parker University
Online, Dallas, TX, United States of America


Course Description

This course is designed as an introduction to prenatal care for the practicing chiropractor. Join Dr. Courtney Gowin as she walks through care from preconception through postpartum. Topics include chiropractic specific techniques for each trimester, natural remedies for common pregnancy ailments, and a beginning look at caring for the expecting mother. If you’re just starting in the prenatal field, or if you’ve been seeing pregnant women for years, learn valuable information to serve the prenatal population better. 

1. Part I
• The chiropractor’s role in the birth and pregnancy process
• Communicating Chiropractic to the expecting mother & practitioner
• Preconception Health—The truth about folic acid & MTFHR, Nutrition, and Chiropractic care for the soon to be mother.
2. Part II
• Prenatal chiropractic and dystocia prevention
• Examination of the pregnant spine
• Key structures in the pregnant patient: Sacro tuberous ligament, Pubic bone, round ligaments, psoas, piriformis.
3. Part III (10-15)
• Birth options: home, hospital, birth centre
• The chiropractor’s role in educating the pregnant patient
• Table topics: Placenta Encapsulation, Postpartum depression, breastfeeding, vaginal seeding, paediatric chiropractic, belly binding, SI stabilization, ADL’s
while pregnant.
• Baby positions during pregnancy & birth
4. Part IV (10-15)
• Hormones of the pregnant patient broken down into trimester and how it affects adjusting techniques
• The labour & birth process
• Comfort measures during labour
• Chiropractic care beyond pregnancy & postpartum care

Speaker: Courtney Gowin, DC


Course Credits


Course Contact Name

William Smith

Course Contact Email